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a problem: healthcare workers weren't cleaning their hands as often as required. >> 100,000 people die each year in the united states from hospital acquired infections. that's more than the number of people who die from breast cancer and from auto accidents. it's a huge problem, one that we want to make a dent in. >> reporter: lowering the number of infections is also good for the hospital's financial health. >> it increases length of stay. it doubles the cost of many operations. we're not reimbursed the same way that we used to for hospital-acquired infections. >> reporter: so the hospital tried an experiment. it put cameras at the entrance to patient rooms in its intensive care unit and tallied how many times workers followed hand hygiene procedures. the compliance rate was less than 10%. but once the hospital started posting the results for the shift publicly, the rate skyrocketed to over 90%. and there were other benefits: >> the patient's family-- as soon as they see us coming in and out, and when they see the hand... the activity of the hand hygiene in and out-- they themselves are us
. the governor put out very specific plans on healthcare, on medicare reform, on taxes, on defense spending. some more specific than others but i think that it gave people a sense what he was going to do. he started out in the fall of 2011, very early. we always saw this as a choice because it is a choice. there are two people on the ballot, it's a choice but also the referendum in you had to decide whether you wanted to fire this person or rehigher this person. it's never one or the other. and the governor gave a speech on the enterprise and spoke on specifics on the need for debt reform. he presented a choice the people could look at. at the same time it's also a reference dumb. it's both. and at the end you know in the public polling, his favorables were similar to the president's. which was very interesting. it was something that the other campaign i think did not expect to happen. partly because of his great debate. >> rose: you were in charge of that debate were you not. >> no, no, not at all. beth myers ran our whole debate operation and did an extraordinary -- >> rose: she also made th
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